Surprise Visitors

Man, surprises are happening all over the place – I love it!

First we had Kathryn’s big surprise last night; now today, Jay and I were lucky enough to get some surprise visitors…


Mi familia! Open-mouthed smile

Turns out, they actually came at pretty much the perfect time, on the perfect day, because I was just taking dinner out of the oven when they arrived, and I had more than enough to feed everyone. YAY for dinner guests!


Earlier today, I was skimming through some of my dinner recipes to try and get an idea on what to make for dinner. Originally, I thought it’d be a good idea to make a bigger meal that would give us plenty of leftovers for during the week so I went with an old favorite, the Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole. Even though we don’t have any leftovers, I’m still totally glad I made it.


On the side, we had some fresh garlic steamed green beans, but since there wasn’t enough of those for everyone, I quickly cooked up a can of peas.


My family loves their peas…and their casseroles, too. Smile


We all ate in the living room since our kitchen table is a little too tiny (yeah, Thanksgiving will be interesting…) and even had it a full family-affair once Cody decided to come and grace us with his presence.


He was obviously totally annoyed by tonight’s surprise company. Winking smile


Shortly after dinner, it was time to dig into dessert which I have been waiting alllll afternoon for. Oh yes, there was a little baking happening in the kitchen today…

cranberry apple crisp

I have been craving my favorite Apple Crisp recipe ever since I last posted about it, so today was finally the day to make it happen. I switched things up a bit by adding in about 3/4 of a bag of fresh cranberries to my original recipe to make for a decadent Cranberry Apple Crisp.


And of course, you can’t have apple crisp without a little vanilla ice cream on top now, am I right?


I am in my glory right now.

Question for the Evening:

Did you have any surprises of your own this weekend?


  1. says

    I bet your family also thought it was the perfect day to show up- that dinner looks SO yum! What about a Thanksgiving buffet? It could save your table dilemma!

  2. says

    Aw, Cody looks happy in company. Your thanksgiving dinner is going to be great! Courtney, I’m really glad your career plans are going well been real busy and haven’t done much with the blog things for ages but it’s always great to see the happy news from your part of the world – really encouraging, and I hope to fill you in on my ‘progress’ with those creative things soon! Sarah x
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